Discover Georgia's Gordon County Parks - Featuring Carter's Lake, Gordon County Parks and Recreation, Ridgeway Mountain Bike Trail in Rideway Park, Salaco Creek Park and more. Stay and Play in GA!
Carter's Lake embraces a spectacular tract of foothills scenery in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Its sparkling waters and rugged shoreline provide a beautiful surrounding for a variety of recreational opportunities which include camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, mountain biking and hunting. Phone: 706-334-2248 - Location: Highway 382, Oakman Georgia 30732 - Directions: Carters Lake can be accessed from Highway 136, Highway 282
Carters Lake Group Picnic Shelters - There are 6 group picnic shelters available. Each shelter has a large grill. Phone: 706-334-2248 - Location: US Hwy 76, Oakman Georgia 30732-0096
Gordon County Parks & Recreation serves Resaca, Ranger, Plainville, and Fairmount. Organizes various leisure activities for those citizens including youth football, youth flag football, youth tackle football, youth cheerleading, youth soccer, youth baseball, youth, men’s, and women’s basketball, adult flag football, T-ball, and girls fast pitch softball. Also responsible for managing Salacoa Creek Park and the Sonoraville Recreation Complex. Phone: 706-602-4435 Location: 7494 Fairmount Hwy Calhoun Georgia 30701
Ridgeway Mountain Bike Trail in Ridgeway Park at Carters Lake. The trail passes through mountain vegetation along high ridges then descends to cross small creeks. The main trail is a loop approximately 6 miles long. The trail is clearly marked with highly visible orange posts. Black (advanced) and White (intermediate) trail sections have been developed to challenge riders of various skills. Trail features include a mixture of single track and narrow logging roads along with short steep climbs, creek crossings and technical downhills. Time required to complete 1 loop ranges from 35 minutes for experts to over one hour for beginners. Trail can be accessed from several points along the main road. Phone: 706-334-2248 - Location: US Hwy 76, Oakman Georgia
Salaco Creek Park has 373 acres with a 126 acre lake with fishing, boat ramp, rental boats, camping, restrooms, swimming beach, picnic tables and pavilion facilities. The county has plans to add a nature trail and some other items. Phone: 706-629-3490 - Located off I-75 and Exit 315 approximately 9 miles east of I-75.